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  1. #1
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    Good value in iPad or equivalent?

    My old iPad has shit the bed. I know nothing of current tablet offerings; whatís a good, cheap replacement? I donít want a keyboard, so no Chromebooks. What does the collective recommend?

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    These rankings seem pretty on point and they just came out like a week ago: https://www.techradar.com/news/best-tablet

    The new ipad looks to be the ticket to me

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    Costco has 128g 9.7" iPad for like $350 right now (after $50 off). Thinking about upgrading my mini.

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    iPads are usually discounted or on sale in 2 weeks (turkey day). the other tablet offerings suck, imo.

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    Another vote to just replace your old ipad with a new one. If your old one was your first, you may have a better idea of storage and peripheral needs, can downsize the new one and save a few bucks.

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    I've had good experiences buying on the apple refurbished site too. save a few doll hairs
    https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals
    skid luxury

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    Leaning toward the newer base model @$330. Iíll start watching sales.

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    I just replaced my IPad mini with a Samsung Tab A. I despise the Mac IOS. Android is so much better. I don't know how you people live with I Phones. Ever since that man died, it's been downhill.

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    ^^^ Thatís an 8Ē though; the older I get the more screen I need. Or does it come in larger versions?

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    Keep an eye on woot.com. daily deals and iPads come up quite often.

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    Micro Center has the 9.7 inch iPad 6 32g for $299. Think that price is in store only though. I've bought a few iPads from them over the years and it's worked out ok.

    Check out Apple site for education discounts if applicable (student or teacher). Personally I hate Black Friday and Apple discounts are typically few and far between but it might be worth waiting to see if anything good pops up.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Wait for Black Friday. There should be deals to be had.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    ^^^ Thatís an 8Ē though; the older I get the more screen I need. Or does it come in larger versions?
    Yes, it does.

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    Are you already in the i universe, i.e. iphone, itunes, icloud? If so stick with apple. Aside from expense, you can't really go wrong with their hardware.

    Personally, I'm on the android bandwagon, but having a mixed device quiver would be a pain, and ultimately could cost more if you use many paid apps.

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    There was a thing about iPad pricing on Black Friday in Forbes I think? ...popped up in my Apple news aggregator

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    Found that ^^^ article; good to know. I'll stick with iPad; Samsungs are the same price for an equivalent screen, and I already have Apple apps on our phones.

    Thanks all!

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    Costco is also having some deals on ipads. $50 off a certain config (9.5" w 64 GB i think?) Details on their website.

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    9.7" 128GB wi-fi, all colors, at best buy = $329.99

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/select-ipad-savings

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    Just pulled trigger on ^ Black Friday deal at Best Buy for daughters. I would be surprised if the newest 128g version goes less than $329.
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